A Modican history in the Great War

Journal title ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE
Author/s Elisabetta Rizza
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/1 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 131-139 File size 144 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASSO2021-001007
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Through an unpublished private correspondence, the essay reconstructs the story of a Modica family of small landowners, whose existence was turned upside down by the outbreak of the WW1. The themes are typical of war writings: separation, the distance between family members, fear, but also the sprouting of new concepts of homeland, territorial unity and participation, understood with a great variety of meanings and feelings. Above all, the fundamental, irreplaceable, vital need to communicate emerges, which replaces the bonds of paper and ink for physical and material ones.

Keywords: War, Letters, Postcards, Writing, Nationalization

Elisabetta Rizza, Una storia modicana nella Grande Guerra in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 1/2021, pp 131-139, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2021-001007